What: You sketch out plot, characters, and turning points before you start writing.
Drat. Adapting that one to blogging doesn’t look so easy. This exercise is turning out to be more difficult than I had thought it would be. The Topic is something to do with standing out in the rain when it would make more sense to come in. One of the secrets of youthfulness, I should think.
The technique has me off balance. Causes my eyes to turn to the cobwebs in the window and the furniture still to be moved. I shall use it for my LETTERS IN THE SAND stories instead of this Blog because that’s my fictional exercise for 2011’s early months.
The characters there so far are 1. Nell the Elderwoman. 2. Magura the Elder. 3. Young Doctor. 4. Young couple. 5. Smedley the Politico.
Setting. Bellinger Heads. Small North Coast Village.
Era – 1911 with possibilities of time travel.
Problems – Do I make it detective story a la genre with which I am most familiar or take a flight out into fantasy a la Australiana ?
That’s all I am up to at the moment.
But when it comes to the standing on warm concrete barefooted in the rain – then things is sweet. I am going out for now. Help my daughter to move some belongings to her new shack. I shall think about staying out in the rain while I’m out. Of drives down Martell’s Road and lounges on front porches.